Three Interlochen Arts Academy students win From the Top’s Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award

Joaquín Chávez, Edwin Osorio, and Madelyn Zoller will be heard on NPR and receive up to $10,000 each.

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Joaquín Chávez, Madelyn Zeller, and Edwin Osorio

Three Interlochen students have received From the Top’s Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award, a national award for promising young musicians with financial need.

Joaquín Chávez, Edwin Osorio, and Madelyn Zoller are all students at Interlochen Arts Academy. Each of them has received an award of up to $10,000, which they will use for instrument purchases, private lessons, and other music-related needs. As winners, each of the three has been accepted into From the Top’s Learning and Media Lab, a four-week remote learning program which culminates in a community engagement activity. The students will also be recorded on From the Top’s NPR radio program.

Joaquín Chávez is a 17-year-old junior from Callao, Peru. He studies clarinet at Interlochen, under the tutelage of Bryan Conger. Chávez has garnered multiple international awards for his musicianship, including Interlochen’s Maddy Summer Artist Award in summer 2021. He is an alumnus of Interlochen Arts Camp.

Edwin Osorio is a 17-year-old senior from Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is currently studying trombone at Interlochen Arts Academy, where he is a student of Tom Riccobono and has performed in the Wind Symphony, Orchestra, and Jazz Band. In the summer of 2022, Osorio toured as a member of Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra. He is an alumnus of Interlochen Arts Camp.

Madelyn Zoller is a 17-year-old senior from Cincinnati, Ohio. She studies flute at Interlochen, where she is a student of Nancy Stagnitta. Zoller was recently selected to perform with the Arts Academy Orchestra on tour in a side-by-side performance with the New York Philharmonic. She is an alumna of Interlochen Arts Camp.

From the Top is America’s largest national platform supporting young classical musicians through NPR broadcasts, digital content, and the Learning and Media Lab Fellowship. Hosted by pianist Peter Dugan, From the Top is broadcast on nearly 200 stations across the country. Since 2005, From the Top and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation have awarded more than $3 million to exceptional young musicians with financial need.

Interlochen Arts Academy is the nation’s premier boarding arts high school, where emerging artists transform passion and potential into purpose. Students pursue pre-professional training in music, dance, theatre, visual arts, creative writing, and film alongside a robust academic curriculum, preparing them to excel in the arts and beyond. Learn more about Interlochen Arts Academy